Of Smarthomes, IoT Plants, and Implicit Interaction Design

erschienen 17.03.2019 00:00 in: Tempe, Arizona, USA Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2019)

Verlag: ACM New York, NY, USA, In Press


There seems to be a danger to carelessly replace routine tasks in homes through automation with IoT-technology. But since routines such as watering houseplants also have positive influences on inhabitants' wellbeing, they should be transformed through carefully performed designs. To this end, an attempt to use technology for augmenting a set of houseplants' non-verbal communication capabilities is presented. First, we describe in detail how implicit interactions have been designed to support inhabitants in watering their plants through meaningful interactions. Then, we report on a field study ...